Review of Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community. Coggeshall, John M.. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 296 pp.
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Liberia, South Carolina is at once an ethnographic and a historical account of an African American Appalachian community and the land its residents call home. African American experiences are underrepresented within Appalachian studies, so the book widens our understanding of Appalachia—a region that, especially in the public imagination, is associated with whiteness—and also has the potential to expand the spatialization of blackness in the United States.
Amason, J. H. (2019). [Review of the book Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community, by J.M. Coggeshall]. American Ethnologist 6(3), 354-355. https://www.doi.org/10.1111/amet.12809
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